Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Another Recall on an OTC Cold Remedy

The FDA reports that P&G has made a voluntary recall of specific lots of their Vicks brand nasal spray in the US, Germany and the UK.

The recall comes as a result of P&G finding the bacteria B. cepacia in these particular batches. There have been no reports of illness, and most healthy individuals should not be effected from this bacteria; however, the bacteria could cause serious illness in those with compromised immune systems such as those with Cystic Fibrosis or other chronic lung conditions.

The lot number in the US that is being recalled is 9239028831, which is for Vicks Sinex Vapospray 12-Hour Decongestant Ultra Fine Mist, 15 ml Nasal Spray.